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"What Was It? -- A Mystery"

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"What Was It? -- A Mystery"


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This 1859 short story probably influenced both Maupassant's "The Horla" and Bierce's "The Damned Thing". It's pretty spooky all by itself, though. The second phase of the story is a science fiction take -- a very odd one. See what you think.


Run time 33:50
Label / Recorded by Maureen S. O'Brien

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Reviewer: kerriganm - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2014
Subject: Interesting but unresolved
Nice reading and intriguing story. But it feels like the writer couldn't think of an ending.
Reviewer: JessieL - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2013
Subject: What Was It? A Mystery
This was a very good story to me of its time!! The reader was awesome. I wish to thank her.
Reviewer: mrcivil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2012
Subject: Enjoyable
This is the first audio that I've listened to on the site, and I liked the story and the telling of it. Horror from 150 years ago. :)
Reviewer: squirrel99 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 29, 2008
Subject: What Was It?
A very strange little tale for its day. Well read by a single reader.
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